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June lobbying a success with wage subsidy extension, groups say

With 2,002 recorded communications, June saw a dip in lobbying compared to each of the four previous months of 2020, but it was busier than the last sitting month in 2019.
In May organizations logged 1,998 lobbying reports, with economic development, health, and industry among the most discussed matters.
The government says it’s developing a new portal in ‘record time’ to help fund arts, culture, and sport organizations, while opposition MPs say a plan for the sector has been too slow.
‘Deep change is possible and it can happen fast,’ says the CEO of Ocean Wise Conservation Association, which helped push the Environment Minister among the most-lobbied in cabinet in the last two months.
Opinion|Duncan Wilson
If we don’t meet the increasing demand in container trade through the Port of Vancouver, there will be consequences for Canada’s economic progress.
Opinion|Gwynne Dyer
Popular anger was great even before the 2.75-kilotonne explosion last week. The currency has collapsed, most people’s savings have been wiped out, the country has defaulted on its debt, and there are no jobs for youth.
Opinion|Ai-Men Lau
Beijing has no interest in being a fair, co-operative, or transparent partner.
Opinion|Rose LeMay
Indigenous inclusion with enough numbers to be heard is fundamental to any democratic structure, especially for one that claims to represent Indigenous peoples in Canada. This also applies to the civil service.
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Plus, the Canada-China committee will hear from activists in the Chinese-Canadian on the political situation in Hong Kong.
News|By Palak Mangat
According to the act, those found in breach of the rules could face a fine of up to $500.
Andrew McNaughton, Canada's former UN representative, sponsored the resolution that calls for a plebiscite for Kashmiris to determine their own future as a nation during his tenure in the late 1940s.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
Here's a list some of the things Bill Morneau has put into place over the last five years and you can read it either as the legacy of a finance minister who is about to exit, or as a list of his achievements.
Opinion|By Susan Riley
As a political issue, the environment has definitely been downsized.
Opinion|By Bill Henderson
Mitigation and a return to health will require fully functioning markets. We don't need a planned, centralized economy, but we do need vision and good government policy over an uncertain next decade.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Federal departments and agencies are taking numerous precautions and adapting worksites to meet physical distancing requirements, according to the Treasury Board.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
Since the PM admits that cabinet practised zero due diligence before handing half a billion dollars to WE Charity, and relied totally on the advice of bureaucrats, who were those bureaucrats?
Feature|By Palak Mangat
Plus, Independent Senator Murray Sinclair is happy to make his return to the legal field before his career winds down, as one advocate hails him as Canada's most respected Indigenous rights advocate.
Sexual harassment is ‘more widespread’ in the Senate than the Don Meredith case, says one of his former staffers.
Opinion|By David Crane
Canada should support coherent, long-term strategy, and reject Trump’s alternative. This should be a key message from the House of Commons Committee on Canada-China Relations.
Plus, the feds pledge to match up to $2-million in donations for humanitarian assistance to Lebanon.
News|By Mike Lapointe
The Liberal MP was first elected in the 2015 federal election, taking just over 25,800 votes and 47 per cent of the tally in the Quebec riding of Laval-Les Îles.
With Maxime Bernier out of the party, dairy farmers don’t have a supply-management bogeyman to unite against this time.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
Erin O’Toole's fundraising in the second quarter was $1.24-million with Peter MacKay's raising $1.16-million. The difference is not that great, but the momentum shift definitely favours O’Toole.
News|By Palak Mangat
'I think the issue with racialized people not returning to work is more about whether or not they’re going to be hired,' says Arjumand Siddiqi, who holds the Canada Research chair in population health equity.
Plus, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the borders are expected to remain closed to non-essential travel for the foreseeable future.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
Donald Trump will need a fake crisis because otherwise the coronavirus is going to kill him politically.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
The Liberals have managed to stealthily degrade the NDP’s brand without anybody seeing it happen. 
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This slow-moving, relentless tsunami of cruelty should not be ignored by Canada and all defenders of human rights.

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